We now know who the final headliner will be for the 12th annual Gulf Coast Jam Presented by Jim Beam. Parker McCollum has been announced as the final headliner for the Country On The Coast festival stage for the opening night of the four-day event on May 30.
McCollum will be followed by Jelly Roll, who will headline Friday night, May 31; Cody Johnson, who will be the headliner on Saturday, June 1; and Morgan Wallen who will close out the event on Sunday, June 2.
“Parker has exploded onto the scene with hit music, sold-out shows and incredible industry recognition,” sys festival Executive Producer Rendy Lovelady. “Our Jammers will be in for a real treat when he hits the stage on night one next year.”
The all-star lineup has also set a new record for Gulf Coast Jam already, with Skyboxes, Hospitality Suites, Caymus Vineyards VIP Pit, Super VIP, Side Stage, Military, and First Responder passes, Platinum Parking and General Parking all already sold out. Only four-day General Admission and College Passes remain available.
“We have never had so few passes available this far ahead of the festival,” adds Gulf Coast Jam Presented by Jim Beam COO Mark Sheldon. “With the announcement of Parker McCollum, we anticipate an even earlier sellout than this year. We encourage our Jammers to purchase their passes and secure lodging as quickly as possible.”
Wallen was originally scheduled to headliner the 2023 Gulf Coast Jam, but had to cancel due to being placed on six weeks of vocal rest. He was replaced by Kenny Chesney instead, with Lovelady announcing during the most recent Gulf Coast Jam that Wallen would perform in 2024 instead.
“As we said last year, Morgan Wallen is one of the most requested headliners we have ever had in the history of Gulf Coast Jam, and his star is continuing to shine even brighter,” Lovelady said at the time. “We’ve been working feverishly with Morgan and his team over the last three weeks to figure out a way to get him down here next year, and we’re happy to announce he is locked for 2024!”
“I don’t really ever think about what could be a single or not,” McCollum previously told Everything Nash. “It never really crosses my mind. I just try to write the best songs I can. And then if a label thinks one’s a hit and should go to radio, then hopefully it does.”
McCollum has had plenty of success as an artist already, but it’s songwriting that is his true passion, and how he wants to leave his mark in country music.
“I just wanna be known as a good songwriter,” McCollum maintained. “I don’t necessarily think about writing hit songs. I just try to write the best songs I can. I’ve been lucky enough to have ‘I Can’t Breathe’ and ‘Hell Of a Year’ and ‘Pretty Heart’ and ‘To Be Loved By You’ all be big songs. ‘Like a Cowboy’ was a big song, but it was never on the radio. It was on The Highway [SiriusXM radio station]. That was it, and that’s one of the biggest songs of our show. So I just try to write good songs, the best I can, and hopefully people like them.”
All of McCollum’s music and upcoming shows can be found at ParkerMcCollum.com. More Gulf Coast Jam performers will be announced in the near future. Four-day passes to Gulf Coast Jam can be found at GulfCoastJam.com.